• If this is your first visit to the iboats.com Boating Forums, be sure to check out the FAQ. To post a question or comment, begin by signing up. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.


Announcement Module

We're excited to announce the launch of our NEW Fiberglass & Epoxy Boat Repair & Building section on iboats.com! See more details!

This new area was created specifically to meet the needs of those of you who participate in the iboats Boat Restoration, Building, and Hull Repair forum. To kick off the launch, we are giving away free product in every order over $100 as follows:

Spend $100-149: Get a free paint suit (Large only)
Spend $150-199: Get a free sandpaper finish pack & paint suit (Large only)
Spend $200-249: Get a free catalyst dispenser
Spend $250-299: Get a free Sufasolve hand wipes
Spend $300-349: Get a free Aqua Blue buffing compound (quart)
Spend $350-399: Get a free small tint kit
Spend $400+: Get a free Preval sprayer

To qualify for the free products, select any Fiberlay, Spectrum Fiberglass, System Three, or Gibco product.

Also, we have discounted our already low prices by another 5-15%. Stay tuned as we will be giving away 3 $100 iboats gift certificates from May to June to be used on the new fiberglass and epoxy products.

To view the new Fiberglass & Epoxy Boat Repair & Building, go to http://www.iboats.com/Boat-Paint-Repair-Maintenance-Gel-Coat-Cleaners-Carpet-Epoxy/dm/view_id.11
See more
See less

Minn Kota trolling motor won't work?? ARGG!!

Page Title Module
Move Remove Collapse
Conversation Detail Module
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Minn Kota trolling motor won't work?? ARGG!!

    My so called newer boat(2003) is giving me problems. I've never owned a trolling motor let alone a bow mount one. It wasn't getting power so I by passed the breaker on the battery. Now when I flip the on/off switch on the foot control I hear a click. Any idea's? The prop moves smooth and it swivels nice too by hand.

  • #2
    Re: Minn Kota trolling motor won't work?? ARGG!!

    Look under the foot pedal to see if any wires got pulled loose - or if one of the connectors got bent over where it's making a contact where it shouldn't - sometimes a rope or something can get get dragged through there. It's happened to me before.Also remove the recepticle & inspect it for corrosion - maybe use a tester on it to make sure it's working right.Guess you know to keep a sharp eye on your wiring while that breaker is bypassed!
    It's all about the tools.

    "If the ocean is glass flat and the sun is shining, you open up the special memory compartment of your brain and start recording the smells, sounds, sights and feelings." -- Philster

    "Poets talk about 'spots of time,' but it is really fishermen who experience eternity compressed into a moment. No one can tell what a spot of time is until suddenly the whole world is a fish and the fish is gone. I shall remember that son of a b**** forever." -- N. Maclean


    • #3
      Re: Minn Kota trolling motor won't work?? ARGG!!

      Think I got it! I hooked up the motor direct to the battery and it spins fine. I then put all the wires where they should be and tried it. Trolling motor turn L&R but no prop spinning and just clicking from the board. I'll try hitting it a few times and if that doesn't work, must be time for a new control board. Maybe I should ask the selling to cover this added cost??


      • #4
        Re: Minn Kota trolling motor won't work?? ARGG!!

        My Minn kota clicks when i press the on off switch. No idea why, but it runs fine..